Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 20, 1887, Page 5, Image 5

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A Queer Lincoln Combination Against a
Much Needed Protection ,
Arrangement ! ) For editors' Day at
the Crete Assembly Completed A
New Hock Islntid Line Capital
City News.
irnoM THE IIKE'S t.i.vcor.x nunnAu. ]
rlho city council has called an election
( o vote upon Issuing $20,000 in bonds for
the construction of storm watur sower-
ngo in the business center of the city. In
the call for this election the city council
was unanimous , nnd in preparing for
Rtorm water sewerage they were but fol
lowing in the wake of older cities that
have successfully followed the plan. The
opposition lo tills plan of protection to
the business center of the city showed
iUelf In the columns of the Journal yes
terday in a petition which goes before
the city council to-night , and it is no
more than proper that the animus in the
petition and that gave it birth should bo
known to the citizens of Lincoln. To
any who have learned from the experi
ence of older anel moro advanced cities
the fact that storm water sewerage Is re-
quirce ! needs no explanation. For fifteen
3'cars the city of Lincoln has had an ef
fort in force to dispose of storm water
through sewerage , and the city is liable
for damages from the wretched no-sys-
tym practically that the city has long
since outgrown. This agitation against
protecting the business center comes di
rect , to bo explicit , from the asphalt pav
ing lobby , engineered by a law linn and
the State Journal. The question of the
worth of asphalt versus cedar blocks is
not the question now , but because
over 60 per cent of the prop
erty holders in the second paving
district preferred blocks , and have filed
their record to that effect in the city
clorK'H oilice , the attorneys for the asphalt
company , aided by the Journal , propose
to got in their revenge on the business
men who preferred * blocks by defeating
the storm water sewerage. In fact , it
comes to the BKK direct from two of the
most responsible citi/.ons in Lincoln that
the attorneys for the asphalt company
demanded an exchange , that the people
should change to asphalt in consideration
of their not lighting storm water sowar
ago , This proposition was repudiated ,
nnd hence the light. The spcetaelo of
the Journal in the controversy is admir
able. That paper started out on the
paving question in favor of cedar blocks ,
but almost at the identical time that thn
nsphalt company retained attorneys in
the city , the Journal company , by n sim
ple twist of the wrist , became converted
to asphalt. Just what it cost to turn the
Journal around is a conjecture that every
one can conclude as they see ( it , but the
change was maelo in the wink ot an eye.
Again , the Journal company hud nothing
to say against sewer bonds until the
proposition of the asphalt attorney to
trade ) support of bonds for support of
nsphalt was rejected , and then , by the
pull of the fairing , the Journal opposes
tlio.storrn water sewerage. The petition
to present to the council against the coming -
ing election contains the names of seven
employes of the Journal company , the
proprietors themselves doelging putting
themselves on paper , ns usual. As to
the necessity of storm water sewerage ,
it is illustraled in the work on the new
Burr block , that has boon detained by
storms Hooding the foundation , a month
at least , and every day for thrco weeks
the tlow of surface water into the cellar
has required the proprietors of the block
to keep a force of men at work to save
the foundation from ruin. The Burrs
have spent over $3,000 nlronely in pro-
tooting tl.eir foundation work from the
damage for which the city is responsible ,
nnd the claims for elamagcs are on tile in
the otlico of the city clerk. A few such
cases as this would cat up moro than n
thorough storm water sewerage will
cost. It might bo interjected nt this
point that the block erected by the as
phalt attorneys Is already protected by
storm water sewerage , anel the statement
is made that they have gone to the extent -
tent of running their sanitary sewerage
into the storm water sewer , which is expressly -
pressly prohibited.
There have boon no feasible grounds
yet stated for the defeat of a system of
sewerage as contemplated. One party
expresses himself as opposed to it because -
cause the bonds would exhaust the limit
allowed to bet issued , and stop the con
struction of sanitary sewerage. This is
entirely wrong , as the surface water sow-
crago is entirely separate and distinct in
the city charter from the sanitary sower-
age.which would not be interfered with in
the least by the present is-
eiio of bonds. Ttie public may
consider it .wise 19 leave the
business center of the city unprotected
from surface water , and have constant
claims against the city for elamages , but
it is wise to remember that the entire city
pays these damages through taxation ,
and if there are no greater objections to
surface sewerage than these cre
ated by the paid attorneys of
a paving company , the ones-
tion is worth n little moro consieiera-
tion than men who sign petitions have
liiven it. The Journal , however , ought
to take its present course if it expects to
earn a fee.
F. J. Foss , president of the Crete
Chuutnueiua assembly , has , at the request
quest of tno executive committee of the
state pri'ss association , selected Thursday -
day , July 7 , as editors' day at the assein-
bly , the date immcellutoly following law-
yens' day. At JltfO p. m. of that tiny
Juilgo Uooelwin , editor of the Salt Lake
Tribune , will deliver the address to the
association , all trains for the day arriving -
ing at Crete before that time. It is pro-
posoel in the evening to have a reunion
unit business meeting of the association
nt the now editors' buileling , and a pro
gramme will bo arranged for the even-
ing. This programme can bo carriee
out in full before the train leaves in the
night for the west , gjving all who attem d
nnd cannot stay lonccr to participate n n
all exercises between trains. It is nn
necessary to state that the speech iK
Juelgo Goodwin will boworth the hearing
of all , no mailer whether newspaper mot n
or not , and the evening programme wll 11
be made interesting. The buileling ir
course of erection by the state press asso
ciation is two stories in height , will :
upper ami lower perches surrounding tin
cnliro building The windows all react ;
to the lloor , are hung on hinges , and tfn
porches can all bo mili/.ed as part of the
audience room. Members of the nssocia
tion who remain for a night or longer ant
the assembly will find the building the !
"permanent homo while on the grounds.
Theret has been a good deal of discus
sion the past few days in well inform iSMl
circles over the tact that the ) Hock Islam
company has in contemplation the builel
ing of n line from Fnlrbury to Lincoln
This line would strike through ono of th
richest sections of the stale , which is n
present almost entirely under the contrei
of the Burlington , ami the information i
made that iwo corps of surveyors ar
runninc preliminaries in this direction u
the present timo. Several towns on th
contemplated line have committees actu
ally at work for the road , and the poln
that is yet dark is where Iho Hock Islam
would cioss the Missouri river to com
plete the line lo Lincoln.
The ncllon ot Farragut post , in this
city. In passing rcsolullons asking the
national commaiieler to change Iho place
of Iho reunion from SI. Louis lo some
oilier point seems to be attracting a good
deal of ullenllon. Ono post from down
in Missouri writes the boys , anel congrat-
ulales them on Ihelr nclion , which lliey
hcarlily endorse.
Frank Sheldon is doing his part the
present summer in Iho building boom
nnel has a largo force of men nt work
upon two new brick blocks that are lo-
Dialed ; ouo aeljoining the Windsor hotel
anel another on Iho corner of Eleventh
and U. In addition to this work Mr.
Sheldon is building what will be , when
completcel , one of the handsomest resi
dences in the west.
The case brought by Baker , Iho cloth
ing man , against F. Ewlng & Co. for
keeping their sloro open on Sunday , will
bo up in Jtieigo Parson's court for a hear
ing to-morrow morning. It will probably
be the means of keeping all clothing
stores closed on Sunday.
Mr. Frank Lovcll , who has been Iho
very successful city editor of the Demo
crat the past len monlhs , has changed
nnel laken Iho management of Iho circu-
Jalion of that paper , winch will feel the
effects of his push nnd energy.
The delegation lliatloft Lincoln yester-
elay morning to take in the Omaha-Lin
coln ball game nt the Metropolis was nn
enthusiastic one , and nothing but the ex
treme heat prevented their numbers be
ing elembloel.
There were a number of disappointed
people in the city yesterday who had
maeio arrangenipnls lo enjoy Iho day in
Iho woods at Milforel and were surprised
to learn in Iho morning that the B. & M.
excursion train had boon abnneloncd.
Barrett's circus is billed for the Capital
City July 5th. anel the city is ablaze with
elecoratcd bill boarels. The managers of
the circus will make headquarters at the
Capital hotel while in the cily.
C. W. Kitchen has been shaking hands
with Lincoln friends Ihe past few days
anel it is understood that ho has nearly
compleled negotiations for the purchase
of a leading hotel in Denvnr.
Peace anel quietness reigned in police
circles yesterday with arrests few and
far between.
Mrs W. II. B. Stout , who has been
seriously ill for some limo , died Sunday
morning at 4 n. m. from catarrh of the
stomach. The funeral will bo held from
the family residence at 4 p. m. Tuesday.
Stood thn Test.
AT.LCOOT'S Pouotis PI.ASTEHS have suc
cessfully and triumphantly stooel the test
of many years'use by thn public ; they
have never been equalled by unscrupu
lous imitalors who nave sought to win a
part of the reputation of Ai.i.cock's by
making a plaster with holes in it ; anel
tliejy stand to-day endorsed by not only
the highest medical authorities , but by
thousands of grateful patients who have
proved their ellicacy as a household
Transfers Flleel Juno 17 , 1887.
Alvln Saunelers and wlto to Charles
B Dewey ct al.westrhalt lot S.Keyes'
division of lot 9 , Chapitol addition.
\V d v 8ouU
IliiRh G Clark nnd wife to Carl J Carlton -
ton , lot 18 blk 5 , Dul'ont place , vrel. . 850
Cltv of Omalm to Uonjnmln Folsom et
al,14xl3-J feet beKinningat the notth-
rast corner of lot 8 blk UU7X , ejed. . . . 402
City of Omaha to heirs of John B tol-
8nindccoased , 14x183 feet , bOKinnlni ;
at northeast comer ol lot B blk 2U7M ,
rjcel 402
City of Omaha to Byron Heed , 134xlU3
feet , beginning at northeast corner
of lot 5 blk 48 , ej cd GW 40
City of Omaha to Kebecca M White.
.WxOl.51 feet beginning nt S E cor of
lot 7 , Isaacs & Grifllth's aetel , qc 133 o9
City of Omnlia to Mary Miller , 15x00
feet beginning nt the NBcoroflot
8 blk 4 , Credit Fonclor nrtel.qo 00
City ot Omaha to Kdwnrd H Kdson ,
14x00 feet beclnnlng nt the M K cor
of Iot4 blkTS , qc 809 CO
Erastuti A Benson and wife to Addle
H Smith , lot 30 , blk 11 , lot 37 , bile 4 ,
lirlges Place , w el 3,100
Erastus A Henson and wife to Addle
H Smith , lot 3 , blk 11 , UrlEKS Place ,
wd i500
Enxslus A Benson and wife to Addio
K Smith , lot 10 , blk 5 , Brlggs Place ,
wet 1 , X >
Ilarvey M Trimble et al to Thomas
Uacuo et al. lots 5 , 0 , 7 and 8. blK 17.
BeUtord Place , w d 2bC0.83
Alexander 1J Hess to Charles F Me-
taln , lot a , blk 1 , UlllslUo add No u ,
wd llJ
Lincoln It Scott to Alfred B Do Long
et nl , lot U. blk 8 , Potters add , w d. . 1,500
Mary U Wallace and husband lo
Selina Stein , Jot 7 , blk 34a , Omaha ,
\vJ 0,000
John F Mawhlnney to Flora ounpr ,
lot 1 , Flack's subdivision ot lots 11 ,
13 and 14 , Catalpas id ! add , w d 3,000
W L Selby anel wlfo to William L
Monroe It 3 blk 4 , lot U blk 3. Heish
& Se'lby's add to South Omaha , wd. . 1,100
W L Selby and wlfo to Win L Monroe
lots 1 , U blk 4 , Hush & Selby's add to
South Omaha.w el 1,125
South Omaha Lanel Co to Frank PI-
von kn , lot 0 blk 77 , South Omaha ,
wd 335
Elijah Dunn nnd wife to.I elm J Mahoney -
honey , lot 14 , Buell's sub of blk "A"
Shlnirsaandd. wd 1,800
Douglas county to Xelllo Buitelson , It
bik 13 , UoiiBlnsnUel.wd 1,025
F U Karbaimh to J J McLntn , lot 4 blk
M , South Omaha , w el 77t >
City of Omaha to John Mclvor , 15x3 ; !
feet beginning nt no cor ot lot 'J blk
10 , Credit Foncler add. n c J7.15
John A Lovgre'ii and wile to W G
Shrlver. wKlotablk 7 , Reeds 1st
aelel.wd. . . . ! 4,000
W ( ! Shriver and wife to Ellen Lov-
gicn , wK lot 3 blk 7 , Heeds 1st add ,
wd 1
John AuchainpaiiRh nnd wife ) to Win
T Seaman , n M ) it ot lot 4 blk 201.c. \ . I
Carl .1 Carlson to John it Clark , lot 15
blk S Dupnnt Place , wel 000
Edward .M Stlcknoynnel wile to Helen
L Lock wood , lots 34 , 35 , IX ) , .37 Fair-
mount Place , wel 8,545
City of Oenaha lo Aelella M Maynarel ,
11x54 % ft beginning at mv cor oC lot
1 blk ! ! Heed's Istaelel , wel 2JS
Win .1 Paul to llenrv L Shilver , lots 8
- 4 blk 7 Mnuie's aeld , wel 1,400
William 1C Paul to W O Albright , lots
bk2Mayno's ! aelel.wd CCO
City of Om hu to Hobcrt Nelson , ffiKfifl
tt.becinnlni ; nt sw cor of lot 5 blk IS
Credit Foncier aelet , no 193
City of Omaha to FrniiK Biirklcy , 24x
lo7 tt , tieidnnin ; : at ne cor of lot 14
blkO KomiUOit Huth's aeld. nc 20
Willis O llemenway to John W How-
ell. wK "I n M of lot 6 , blk 5 , Park
- Place , w d. . . . 3,100
Otto Lobeck , to tlio public , plal ol Lo
be'ck's sub dtv ut lots'-T ) , 20. 27 and
s yt of 21. Spring Valley , elcelicatcd
Susan 11 Laia'don to C Hansen , et
: nl. , lot 10 , blk 1 , Amos Place , w d. . . 000
- Erastus A lienson , trustee , to Theo
f dore Williams , w K lots 1 and 4 , blk
Slensnn.wd ? ! 750
Augustus KoimUtf unit wife to Martin
Puirncr , 43 x150 ft ot lot 4 , blk 0 ,
KounUo'sDel addition , wd 300
Clui. Corbltt nnd wlfa to Emily U
- Hose , lot 2 , blk 2(5 ( , West Side actel ,
h w el 700
Norman A Kiilm , trustee , to E J
h He-ynolels , lot 18 , sub-ellv of blK "A , "
Hescrvolr add. w el 650
Goo K Haw ley to John W llowoll , un-
- dlvldod X of lot 19 , Okahoma add ,
w d 2,500
Daniel Kendall and wlfo to Henry
ir Hoist , lot G and south half of lot 5 ,
block 7 , Kendall's aelelitleni. w d 3,500
Gcorco M hndwick and wife to Jose
- phine ) Fisher , lot 3. Pruyn's division
of lot 35 , MlllarJ and Caldwcll's
aelelltlon , w d S.COC
Frank Pivonka and wlfa to Mary
- Powers , lot 14 , block 77 , n c 1
. Mary K Elliot , et al , to David O
McKvun , lot 4 , block 1 , Shull'sscconl
at w d 1.05C
atol William Uatov. et al. to William H
is l < ntey , et al , 30 by 110 feet of tax lot
43 In westiieiiuU'rof southwest eiuar- ,
llt tm.of . 10,1. is , wd So5c
nnx.M Kilobs anil husband to John
Ho 1) KIIU , lots , block S40 , Omaha , w et 20.70C
tint D G P.itierson and wife to F William
nt llruocharl , lot 0 , Pattoreou park ,
How Broken Bow Secured Its Name and the
Town's Bemarkablo History ,
Enterprise nt Kearney Which Arc
Itnplelly Pushing the Town to the
Front Prosperous Uuslncss
nt Howard ,
Broken How's Hotuarknblc His tory
liitoKKX How , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Corre
spondence of the BIK. : ] Wo have been n
constant reader of the Met : for the last
year , nnd in some of its recent Issues
hnvc noticed articles concerning the
"Great State of Custor. " Wo are always
proud to see in print , notes ; ind sayings
of nnd nbout this ono spot in the heart of
Nebraska thnt clothes , feeds nnd keeps
in employment or in some substantial
manner supports 23,000 honest , law-
abiding citizens , but it scorns us though a
low jealous fellowincn have como among
us nnd nro endeavoring to lear down Iho
only point within a radius of 100 miles
Hint hns any substantial future or phew
whatever of supplanting in Iho midsl of
this vast country , that ton years ago was
n lot of cattle ranges nnel Indian hunting
grounds , u point centrally located thnt
in size and capabilities will equal Grand
Island or Kearney as a trading point ami
cily in general , whcro everything
can bo bought and solel nnd
where factories nnd other inelus-
Irtes will locale , or , in other words ,
become to this part of Nebraska what
Omaha is to the whole state. While
Custcr county lias several jjooel lowns of
from fifty to two hundred Inhabitants ,
thai have been written up for your col
umns anel have at the sumo time ex
pressed their opinion in regard to the
division ot this county , wo have failed to
observe Iho first encouraging worel for
the "emeon city of the northwest.Ve
are not jealous , not nt nil , but wo be
lieve that if the cornor.s of Custer county
nro allowed n representation in your col
umns , that Broken Bow and its aeljoiu-
ing territory , or the real valuable uul
bountiful part of the county will be shown
duo respect.
Broken Bow has been written too
many times for us to bolhor with elates
of platting , etc. , but suflico to say that
six years ago to-day where Broken Bow
now stands was a cornfield , and that the
lirst building erected here that year was
a sod building , which stands to-elay , the
old nnd only hind murk to remind one of
the former days when prospects were
less encouraging than they are now. An
other strnngo feature of the Blurting of
this city is thnt. the lirst real business
started hero was Iho publishing of the
Custer County Republican , the oflieo oc
cupying the old stanel-by , Ihc "soel on Iho
corner. " From Iho 'moment Ihis sheet
issued forth to-thn world and gave glow
ing descriptions of this valley anel county
in general , the future and identity was
established ana Broken Bow begun to
grow. There were three or four farmers
living within : i mile of this spot at thnt
time nnd they began elovising plans
whereby the future city would become
real. One of the characteristics of the
popularity of this city is its nunio , the
production of ono of these slurdy farm
ers who woreTcndcavoring loand lending
a helping hand or making a welcome
suggestion for its benefit. As the story
goes. Broken Bow , or rather Iho ground
upon which the city stands , was
once an Indian fighting ground ,
unel during ono of these encounters ,
ouo of these American braves broke
the bow with which ho was fighting. Ho
left the weapon on the spot and in after
years , just ns this town was boingstarted ,
one of the tillers found this bow , ns It lay
on the ground , broken in two. lie imme
diately suggested the mime.and from thai
date our magic city has been known all
over the west as Broken Bow , or , the
queen city of the northwest.
The first throe years the crowth of the
town was small on account of the terrible
inconvenience the people were put to
about celling lumber to build with and
other material necessary to make exist
ence possible. But after three years had
passed away n now turn in ntl'nirs seemed
to take place nnd the town began to pros
per. The roads wore lined with "prnirio
schooners1' nnd strangers were thick
every whoro. Government land was taken
every day by the thousands of acres , nnel
as Broken Bow was tlio county scat , the
only place for filing on land , except the
United States land ollicn , the influx of
strangers into the town was simply im
Tee demand for moro buildings and moro
room , became the great trouble auel car
penters were busy from morning till
night pulling together ns fast as possible
the numerous structures that were being
continually contrnctod for. Now firms
opened out and a largo brick hotel wns
built. A 3t go line between this point
unel Plum creek was established and as
high as twelve passengers a day wore
curried to and from the railroad , and
from ono to three spring wagons did ser
vice as coaches. In this way a route was
established whereby strangers could como
and reach this inland city within ten
hours after leaving the railroad. This
short route had a tendency to increase
the steady flow of emigration , land hunt
ers and speculators. About this time a
second pupor was started here , called the
Leader. With two papers to set forth
its advantages , the seat of gov
ernment established hern nnd tlio
splendid soil to substantiate the state
ments of its friends , the future was too
convincing for the enterprising visitors
nnd the result was thnt at the ago of four
years Custcr county's capital was a bust
ling little village ot about 300 souls.
The increase of population was in a
like ratio throughout the county , and
when the census was luken in 1835 Cuslor
county's lolal was something over 18,000 ,
The field was a lilllo too tempting , and
in Iho sprint : of 1880 Iho 15. & Al. com
pany began the extension of their line
from Grand Island under a new charter
unel name , the now extension beingcnlleel
the Grand Island & Wyoming Central
railway. The distance from Grand
Island lo Broken Bow is eighty miles ,
hence the track not laid inside the
corporate limits of Iho city until some
time in August. For a your previous lo
Ihis Broken Bow had been considered
a live and energetic town , but
after the arrival of the iron
horse a now start seemed to have taken
place , ami where n month before it was
enterprise nnd business , it was then ex
citement nnd boom. People lloekeel to
the town by Iho hundreds , and ere snow
fell in the fall Broken Bow's population
numbered over 1,000. A lull in the winter -
tor immigration occurred , which was
natural , but with the opening of spring ,
the tide began to pour forth , anel ever
since the nightly arrivals have increased
until the two regular passenger coaches
nro landed in our city every evening
filled with travelers. Possibly you doubt
our statement. If so , we will try to con
vince you in another way. Hrouon Bow
has seven hotels , respectively the Inmim.
Commercial. Pacific , Green's hotel , New
York housei , Cli&neweth's hole ! , Farmer's
house nnd Iwo rcsluurnnls , anel every
night people are turned away because
they cannot bo accommodated.
Broken How has also been bulletins
some this summer. The following build
ings are built , or nearly completed , anil
nro not air ensiles : A two story brick 7t
feet deep with BO feet front , by Messrs
Wick , Ueyner , MaulicU & Walton. A
tour story brick by tessrs. Inman , Coll-
man & Clino. A throb story frame by
Mr. Chenewoth : a two story frame by
Messrs. Trefrcn ami Hewitt. Amsborry &
Talbot ; n largo store room by II. N. Dill ;
n cigar factory by J. S. Balschi n , largo
business house , frame , by Judge Hamar ,
and several small buildings too numer
ous to mention. Tile first National bank
will erect a tine brick on the
corner whcro the Sod printing ofllco
stands so prominent. A $10,000 court
house will adorn our court liotiso square
cro snow Illoi. Electric lights will shine
for all , and water works will have a ten
dency to quiet one's fears in regard to
fires , before the fall is over. Street cars
are talked of and several other smaller
enterprises will bo pushed to completion
before the year rolls by.
Broken Bow has a line flouring mill ,
with a largo capacity , owned by a stock
company ! four banks , four hardware
stores , live grocery and provision stores ,
ono exclusive dry goods store , four lum
ber yards , four drug stores , and several
more institutions that go to make up a
first-class town.
Wo spoke some time ago about there
being two newspaper ? at Broken Bow ,
but that time was some two years ago.
In the fall of 1835 the Nebraska States
man was first issued , and in the fall of
1880 the Broken Bow Time * took its place
among the journals of Custer county.
This spring tno Daily World was started ,
and now Broken Bow has live able-
bodied , well-patronlml newspapers. The
Republican 11 edited by 1) . M. Amsborry ,
with ti. It. Humphrey as assistant ; the
Leader by S. C. Bcebo , the Times by G.
W. Trefreii , with S. 1. Alcseraull as gen
eral manager ; the Statesman bv It. K ,
Martin , and the Daily World by
J. S. Dellinger , with J. P. Walters
as city editor.
A board of trade lias boon organized
and the proper attention will bo given so
that our city will bo treated fairly.
Societies are in abundance , there being
the A. F. & A. M , , I. O. O. F. , G. A. 11. ,
1. O. G. T. , K. of L. and P. of O.
Four religious denominations arc rep
resented here , vi/ . : Baptists , Methodists ,
United Brethren and Presbyterians.
Our school facilities are not quite on
an average with thn balance of brick
structures , but $10,003 will bo expended
that way this fall and a line brick build
ing will take the place of our present
About ? 100,000 have boon expended in
buildings in Broken Bow this year , and
that much moro will be invested before
the next six months are gone.
Broken Bow is booming , and don't you
forgot it , and whenever you sec or hear
of a man that has been in Broken Bow
within the last sixty days , just ask him
for your own sake and see if ho don't
say. "Sho booonis , you bet she booms. "
If anyone wishes any information con
cerning this county and its capital , they
will receive same by addressing any of
the names given above or tno secretary
of the board of trade.
Crete Boom.
CRETE , Juno 18. [ Correspondence of
the BEE. ] There is { nothing like having
a good boom. Crcta has surely got it
now. The question bf voting bonds in
aiel of the Missouri Pncifio railway com
pany has boon , decided. There
lias not been a single dissent
ing vote. It.j is something
unusual to see anything * as unanimous as
this has boon. There were at least 800
votes cast. This assures the railroad's
coming to Crete , in fact it was ensured
before , and upon the assurance of some
of our prominent ciiucns , the railroad
company hue ! commenced to do some
work , but now it will bo pushed with all
the vigor which Manager Clark is capa-
bio of throwing into it , which means a
good deal.
The B. & M. also have their forces at
work running their line to Beaver Cross
ing and on to Aurora , also north to Mil-
The foundation of the now Methodist
church has already been laid
and the material is on the
ground to complete the building.
It will bo the finest church in the city ,
and by the time it is completed nnd fur
nished it will bo but little less than $10-
000. It will be an honor to the society ,
as well as an ornament to tlio city. Tfib
editors , under the management of Presi
dent Bushnoll , to whom great credit is
duo , have got their biiildiusr under way
upon the Chautauqua grounds , and will
have it completed before the assembly ,
for the use of their profession. Mr. Bush
nell has used grcnt taste , and it will give
the profession great pleasure to look upon
tlio building which bo has selected. It
will bo ono of these upon the grounds
which will attract a great deal of atten
tion. With the press taking such nn in
terest ns they do in this matter , with
their headquarters permanently estab
lished , there is no reason why the people
who are connected with this association
should not spend a good deal of their time
here. The entertainment which they will
got will moro than repay them , and the
rest which will come with the recreation
will be such as they will noed.
The lawyers building is also nonring
completion , which of itself is a mammoth
thing. It will bo the largest building up
on tlio grounds and will attract n good
deal 01 attention. It will have n secreta
ry who will bo in the building all of the
time , and tend to the wants of the profes
sion as they como on the grounds. All
lawyers will know where to come at
once , and will bo taken care of.
The management of the assembly have
made arrangements for nearly three
times tlio number of hauls that wore hud
upon the river last year. This will jrivo
those who enjoy boating a chance to
have all they desire while here. The
river is in excellent cor.diton , free from 1
brush , drift wooel , snags or anylhing
which woulel interfere with the rowing.
The water runs slow so thnt there is but
little resistance while rowing up the
river , anel those who attend the assembly
will hardly go away without having al
least ono boat ride.
ISntorprUo at IConrney.
KIUKNEY , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Correspond
ence of the BKK. ] The magic wand ol
enterprise seems to'have been waved
over our little cily. causing quite a llullei
a mong real ostnto holders , more property
having changed hunefs the pusl week than
for many weeks previous. There have
been with us gcntleni'rn from Ohio am
oilier points representing muiuifaeturinj.
inle > resls , who huvq scoured valuable
pieces of property , and hayb returnee
homo to bring back : with them othci
capitalist. The fa'c't seems to have
been fully ostiiblishctj that a full supply
of water can bo maintained in our canal
and is in such condition now that it onlj
awaits capital to establish manufactories
such as this country can well supply anel
support. The flow of water over the
dam is 1,009 cubic feet par second , afford
ing all the power that will bo necessary
for some timo. The canal company i
now preparing to dig a largo basin at the
houel of the canal , with which to supply
tlio How , instead of having the watei
como direct from the river , thus doinj
away with the hoadgates and avoidmj
any possibility of sand coining in.
Engineers are now nt work on tin
Union Pacific line from here to th
northwest ; also on Iho B. & M. line fron
here lo lloldrege , and on Friday morn
ing a party went quietly out to the north
supposed to bo Missouri Pacilio engi
Ono elegant now hotel is being pushei
rapidly nnel will bo ready for occupanc.
curly in Iho fall ; over ono hundred am
sixty now residences are now under coa
struction , In addition to several business
blocks ; boluls have boon voted for a now
court house , nnd the supervisors hfiv.o of
ficially made the levy 50 that work can
begin early on. the building. All these ,
with the four new buildings at the state
industrial school , will inako building in
terests rather lively.
Bills are out for the state firemen's
tournament , which begins hero on the
18th day of July , continuing for flvo days.
The citizens have raised $ i ,200 to bo efts-
tributed m prizes to the best companies.
The company here ouo of the best in
the state claim they have no fear of any
of the iiro laddies save those from York.
The prizes being the largest ever yet
given , the attendance will probably ex
ceed that of anr previous tournament.
The hook nnd ladder company hero has
just received a very line new running
wagon , with which it expects to beat
the best record. The time and expcnso
other cities put on base ball , Kearney
spends on its Iiro department.
Arrangements are being made to estab
lish an electric light plant , and have it
running in time for the tournament.
The lessee of Lake Kearney has gone
to Chicago for a yacht which ho will
place on the lake in a few elays , in addi
tion to fifteen row boats , ttius being ena
bled to handle a party of 10J or moro atone
ono time.
Arrangements have been completed
for the annual soleliers' reunion of Buf
falo county to bo held at Uavonna , n
thriving town in the north part of the
county on Julv 4.
Aspirants for the various county of
fices are ele > ing considerable handshaking
ing with the husky granger these times ,
hoping it may avail them much in tune
of need. There are several eandielates
for district juelge of the Tenth district ,
among whom might bo mentioned the
present incumbent , F. G. Homer , Hon.
E. C. Calkins , General A. II. Conner ,
Louis Irvine , of Buffalo county , Hon. C.
W. McNnmnr , Dawson county , and Hon.
Goonru W. Hoish , of Cheyenne county.
These are the republicans , witli the dem
ocrats and back counties still to hear
The weather for the past few days has
been quite warm and all kinds of grain
is growing very fa.Jt in consequence. A
verv largo acreage of corn has been
planted this season , witli plenty of cattle
and hogs in the country to food it to.
A general good feeling prevails among
the business men which is materially as
sisting the real os'ato deals.
Many rumors of coal linels have boon
circulatcel of late , all coming from what
are claimed to bo coal blossoms and wo
fear digging will prove them to have
been cast away buds washed from the
great mines to our west.
Prosperity nt Valparaiso.
VAU'AIUISO. Nob. , Juno 18. [ Corre
spondence of the Bui : . ] The fine weather
is giving the corn a boost that will put it
far ahead of any corresponding season
for several years , and if the weather con
tinues favorable wo will have the largest
crop ever raised in this vicinity. Small
grain looks well.
Building is still going on in our town
nnd additions are being made on the
north and'cast. A well has boon put
down by the business men of the south
side and a pump put in for the use of
Great preparations are being made for
celebrating the Fourth at this place , and
all seem to enter into it with the energy
that will make it a success.
P. P. Johnson , proprietor of a ranch a
few miles west of town , lately received
several car loads of young cattle , and
now has one of the largest ranches in
this section. It required over 25,009
bushels of corn to feed thorn through the
past winter , and ho has purchased a good
many more cattle this spring for fatten
ing next winter.
J. 11. Cl-jrk , of Lincoln , is building a
tine largo house on ono of his farms cast
of town. L. B. Dcnman , late of Ohio , is
also building a very nice farm house a
few miles west of town ; while the plans
are drawn for two residences in town to
cost in the neighborhood of $5,000 each.
"Still they come and are made welcome. "
A Finite County Boomer.
LINDSAY , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Correspon
dence of the BEE.1 This is a lively burg ,
which is n good trading point. There are
three general merchandise stores. Gray
& Moore , Connelly Bros , and Morrison
& McAlistcr represent the above business ;
one hardware store , represented by S. K.
Painter ; ono furniture store , Smith &
Brown ; two hotels , P. A. Marsclis , pro
prietor Marsolis House- ( lots to eat ) ;
Adams ; proprietor of the Adams hotel ;
ono bank , K. Underwood , banker ; two
lumber , grain and stock dealers , Nyc ,
Wilson , Morchouso company and Smith
& Fuller , proprietors ; two blacksmith
shops ; ono implement house ; two
saloons , M. A. Jaonsch & Co. and Adams
& Co. , proprietors ; and all doing a good
business. \ \ o arc having n great plenty
of rain. Crops look very flattering at
present. Wo want a good harness
maker , a good shoemaker and some gooei
man to start a livery and feed stable , and
a good barber will do a fair business here
also , "men with families preferred. " We
expect without n doubt the B. & M. rail
road here ere long. The farmers hero
are all well-to-do. This is a good stock
country. Land la valued all the way
from $18 to $33 nnd $40 per ncro and not
much for sale at these figures. Lots sell
hero from $75 to $250. The ] town site is
high and dry and overlooking the rich
Shell creek valley.
Good DuslnoBH nt Sownrrt.
SEWAIIO , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Correspond
ence of the BEE. ] It is an assured fact
that wo are to have the Morris Lock com
pany factory located in SowarJ. The
citizens have raised $ ' 3,500 by subsorip-
turn , the amount asked for by the di
. rectors , and in thrco months' time it will
bo in full blast , employing at the start
about fifty men.
Witli the Morris Lock concern secured ,
ono now railroad nearly complotoel.good
prospects for the Missouri Pacific , the
waterworks bonds as good as carried ,
canning factory already to begin opera
tions , electric- light in prospection ami a
number of small enterprises in embryo ,
let us all pray for a genuine real estate
boom and Sewarel's everlasting fortune is
Mr. McKenzie , national instructor for
I. O. O. F. advanced work , has been secured -
cured by the Seward loelgonnd will begin
Juno 28.
Crous of all kinds in this county look
well. Corn is No. 1 in every respect and
will give extra yield.
Michael's Fremont llcconl.
FHEMO.YT , Neb. , Juno 18. [ Corro-
spomlonce to the BEE. ] There is a j ? ra-
oral feeling here that Senator Manderson
has made a serious blunder in the ap
, pointment of W. II. Michael , of Grand
Island , as clerk of the senate committee
on printing to succeed the late Bon ;
Pcrloy Pooro. Michael was formerly a
resident of Fremont and his flagrant
character is n mutter of public comment
hero. It would perhaps bo unfair to say
that when ho removed from this city ho
left no friends behind , but it is certain
he loft a host of enemies. There is am
ple cause for the general lack of esteem
for the man which prevails horo. He
succeeded in demonstrating here ns else
where m Nebraska where ho has lived
in that ho is an unprincipled scalawag. In
business matters lie is absolutely unre
liable as a score of Fremont merchants
will testify. Ho did not rely upon his
small income to support himself and
id.V family in thnir luxurious style. Ho con
.V tracted debts which ho never paid and
id proceeded upon that basis to take in the
1- unwary. Daring his residence here u e
owned the Tribune. When ho disposed
of the pnpor ho perpetrated the climax
of all his swindling and dishonest opera
tions. Ho sold the ollice. "gooel will"
anel all dues on subscription. Immedi
ately after doing this nnd during n
week's absence of the purchaser ,
Fred W. Browne , who bought
it for llrowno & Hammonel ,
ho drew up statements of delinquent sub
scriptions nnd placed them in the h.inds
of ihreo collectors who were dispatched
post haste throughout the county lo col
lect the money before the now purchas
ers became apprised of his skuleluggory.
These collectors , according to instruc
tions , took money where they eoulel got it
and notes where Ihoy wore obligoel to.
These notes were solel to the Firsl Nn-
llonnl bank , and Michael pocketed Iho
cnllro proceeds. The present proprietors ,
Messrs. Hammond Bros. , into whose
hands the paper soon after passed , were
two or thrco years gelling Iho list
slraighloned up from Ino interminable
mess inlo which ho had placed It. They
estimated that tills bold thieving of his
aggregated from f500 lo $800. They are
emphatic In their denunciation of Michael
as a slick swindler anel a thief , nnel extend
a cordial invitation lo him lo begin suit
to recover damages for Injeircd character.
They say they are able lo pay many limes
the full value of his character If ho can
disprove ) their charges. At the time of
his candidacy nnd nomination for United
Slales marshal , a slrong prolest was sent
\Vnshington from this city.
His dishonornblo course has been pur
sued wherever he has lived in Nebraska ,
and thai Senalor Mnnelnrson shotilel pick
upon such a mugniliconl scoundrel ns
successor to the late Ben : Perloy Poorc ,
shows that he hns either been duped by
Michael's honeyed words anel cringing
subservience , or else that that was the
kind of a man ho was looking for.
Button's nullellns ; Itoom.
SUTTON , Nob. , Juno 18. [ Correspond
ence of the BEH. ] The building boom
hns set in for the season in earnest. Con
tractors complain that they cannot got
workmen to carry on building as fust as
the demand would warrant. A largo
force of curpenlcrs has been engaged for
some weeks past in rebuilding the Sullen
creamery reconlly burned. The splen
did now residence of Prof. John Roberts
is nearly completed. Hon. George W.
Bemis has lately purchased the Paxlon
& Gallagher properly hero auel has re
moved the frame buildings and will at
once erect a brick adjoining his present
block now oceupieel by the Citi/.ens'
bank. The new building will bo occu
pied by Schwab & Schaollo for
exclusive dry goods. Dick Stives
is also creeling a large brick block on the
cast side of Snunelcrs avenue , to bo occu
pied by Silver < te Bauer , a largo hardware
firm. Mr. L. Stam , of Iowa , has been
hero for several days looking up busi
ness , and tins to-day closed a deal in
which ho leases from Dr. Clark an eighty-
foot brick store room , to bo erected be
tween thn Oakland hotel and the opera
house. The louse calls for $50 per mouth
in aelvanco , for three years , and the
building is to bo completed by August 1.
W. Golel & Co. , the firm represented by
Mr. Stum , will put in n line line of dry
goods. N. Witlenbcrg lasl wcelc purchased -
chased of John Curran a lol adjoining
the Curran block , on which he will erect
the present season nn clcgnnt brick store
room , 100 feet deep. It will be n beauty ,
nnd Mr. W. will occupy it himself for his
exclusive dry goods.
The people arc all jubilant over the
early completion of the new line lo
Omaha. The first through train reached
York from here to-day nnd track Inying
from York to Stromsbiirg is progressing
nt one mile per day , nnel thnt will soon
cover the distnnco uf eighteen miles to
St. Joe has tendered our business men
an excursion over the new Union Pacilio
line to thnt city , and St. Joe jobbers are
working up a line trade here. But our
business men generally seem to bo moro
inclined to warm up to Omaha on the
completion of the now lino.
A Surprise.
CROWNVILLE , Nob. , Juno 10. [ Cor
respondence of the BEE. ] About two
weeks ago Uev. George M. Gates , a
young man from Omaha , was sent hereto
to supply this charge lately vacaled by
Hov. Burch , of Pennsylvania , on account
of poor health. Ho preached the last
two Sundays to a largo and appreciative
audience at the M. E. church and our
people , being so well pleased with him ,
concluded to give his family a surprise.
So last Tuesday evening the citi/.ons from
all over the city began to "Ihrong his
castle" at an early hour , each of them
bringing an armfull of provisions or
presents of some kind. Canned fruit ,
j cakes , colleo , tea , flour , money and al
most evcrylhing was preseuled to the
surprlscel host and hostess. All partici
pants wore mot at the eloor anel coreliallv
welcomed by the host nnd hostess to their
new homo. Young , old , church mem
bers and many who were not church people
ple kept gathering until their large house
would not contain them , so they gathered
in groups nil about the lawn , each seeming
to enjoy themselves lufgely. A nicely ar
ranged programme was given , consist
ing of music , recitations , speeches , etc. ,
till about 10:30 : p. m. , when lomemado
and cake was served by the good sisters
of the church. Evcryboely seemed to
enjoy themselves very much.
Brownvillo , though on the decline , has
bright hopes for the future , as much is
now said concerning the now railroad
bridge crossing at this point. Wo see no
reason why this should not bo ono of the
best cities along the river , as it has many
excellent qualities. Coal can now bo had
in any quantity , and of the best quality ,
at a efepth of 800 foot. A more beautiful
farming country never surrounded any
city. The farmers , ns a class , are ) all
well-to-do men nnd of a high intellectual
order. The old Fumas farm , just join
ing the city on tha west , now owncel by
D. O. Cross , is certainly ono of the linesi
farmers in Nebraska. Another beautiful
farm , only live miles west , is owned
by John Bath. This gentle
man prides himself on tine
stock , having a few thoroughbreel cows
that have cost as high as $ lUO. Hois a
wiele-awnku Englishman and fully understands -
stands all Iho arts of farming. Wo
merely mention these two line farms ns
samples of thn many that encircle this
city. Many prominent men still reside
in Brownville. Our merchants are a
genial , whole soulcd class of men , ready
to elo anything for Iho upbiiihling ot the
city. Wo think Brownvillo is not dead
yet , but is only sleeping , taking a short
rest nftor her years of great prosporily ,
nnd will ere long spring into great pros
perity anel notoriety , when people will
least expect it.
Farmers are all fcolinf jubilant over
present prospects for corn and wheat
Ex-Governor Fnrnas is busy mulling
thousands of his now agricultural paper
to the farmers ami enterprising men of
the west. It is a grand success.
Hemper School CominenoomRnt.
BOONVIU.E , Mo. , Juno 10. [ Corres
pondence of the BEE. ] The forty-third
annual commencement of the Kcmper
family school was held last night in the
assembly room of the school. A largo
and intelligent audience was present.
The seniors acquitted themselves very
creditably. The following are the grad
uates : Latin course W. G. Boll , Austin ,
Tex. ; E. H. Blakei , Kansas City , Mo. ; J.
T. Casey , Clinton , Mo. ; W. B. Waggoner ,
Atchison , Kan. Commercial course
W. B. Beebe , Columbus , Ohio ; A. M.
| Crooko , Kansas City , Mo , ; Al H. Nelson ,
Kansas City , Mo-i C. W. Templet , Kan
sas City , Mo.
It is universally conceded Hint
moro proficiency has bcou shown
in the examinations than ever before.
The baccalauivato sermon was preached
at the Presbyterian church by the Hov.
W , H. Marquess , of Fulton , Mo. Mr.
Mareutess preaeheel a very able sermon.
The annual examination commenced
Monday , June lit , and ended Wednesday
at noon. A line street parade was given
Tuesday , at 7 p. m. , by companies A auel
B , KompeT catlots.
The Kumper family school was
founded in June , 1811 , nnd has therefore !
completed the forty-third year of ita
existence. After the elcnth of Its founder
in 1831 , the priueipalship of the school
passeel into tno hands of T. A. Johnston ,
A. M. , who was for many years
associate principal. During this entire
period Its management has uoon actuated
by n single aim , namely , to furnish to
the youth of Missouri and the west such
education as Is necessary to constitute
thorough preparation for college or for
business , and while doing this to attend
carefully to the training of the habits
and manners of its pupils , so that the
education they rcceivo may be extondeel
for good and noble purpose's. Its grad
uates and former stmlonts are prominent
in nearly every state In the Union , nnd it
receives patronage from all parts of the
west. During the year , sixty-two pupils
have been enrolled. Last summer exten
sive additions and improvements were
made that airgre'gatod many thousands
of dollars. Further additions anel im
provements will bo made completed
this summer before the opening of school
in September.
The Insntio llnxpltnl Acoldonts.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Juno 18. To the Edi
tor of the BKE : 1 feel it my duty as n
correspondent of the hospital to say
something in regard to the system of
government hero , which is being so stren
uously criticised by the public. Surely it
is most unwise to conclude "lax manage
ment" to bo the source of the late acci
dents. Docs not the world know thai
fires , deaths and accidents often occur in
rapid succession in families as in institu
tions , maki ng it a proverbial truth thai
"it noveT rains but it pours ? " Any ono
who has had some experience in this
work knows that no system of govern
ment can secure an insane asylum from
accidents. Several ellschnrgos have oc
curred within the past few weeks , which
goes to prove the .superintendent eloes
not intend to bo lenient with these who
prove themselves incompetent or unlit
for the duties assigned them. Attendant !
slioulel bo careful how they siieak anel act
regarding disobedience to the rules and
regulations of the institution , ami- must
learn that the rules are not more forms to
bo complied with or ignoroel at will ,
but if honor and principle are
not sufficient ngents to war
rant n ready compliance , remem
ber that a prompt dismissal is the result.
Thoughtlessness , carelessness or neglect
in any way cannot bo considered n suffi
cient or worthy excuse. The pivsont
corps of nttcndnnts are fairly well el s-
ciplincd. The system adopted by the
nsyluni requires that every ability neces
sary to make a first-class attendant , nvtn-
ifest itself sooner or later. Sometimes the
inabilities of persons employed m euro of
the insane are foundjout.sooner/ometimra
later , but just us soon as such persons ure
found incompetent to discharge their
duties they must give up to others. It
requires more good inllucnccs and gen
eral ability to Keep the position than it
docs to get it , for "many are called but
few are chosen. " 1 will say that of all
who are in the institution there are none
whoso duties iiro more responsible ai.d
more binelmg in over vjwny than' ho jo w ! c
have immediate charge uf the patients ,
who are designated attendants.
cuialificntion.s arc required to lit ono lor
daily intercourse with the insane. Na
ture must have endowed him with n hu
mane heart and a discriminating judg
ment ; he must bo duly impressed witli
the responsibilities ho assumes.
Upon attendants devolves n great
duty. Let us look into the
nature of this duty and the manner of its
performance. What sncriticeus are to lo
made , and what remuneration to be rc-
coiveel. Attendants' duties are these of a
servant nnd friend. No object of care
must bo passed by on the right or on the
left. Christian love must character/.o !
their course. Their tempers must bo sub
jugated , their feelings disciplined so that
under all circumstances they can aelmi n-
ister to the law of love. They must nelopt
fully the maxim , if smitten on ouo cheek
to turn the other , nnd to possess their
souls in patience. They have to learn to
endnro abuses , insults , menacing , and
even violence , nnd never forget that they
nro offered by irresponsible beings , oven
when jiielgmemt seems to say that malice ,
and not madness , instigates. With for
bearance they must hold the hand , anel
with the mantle of charity cover every
oflensc. The position is not without sac
rifice. Lives are perilled , the pleasures
of society more or less limited , habits
must often be changed , old associations
destroyed , and new ones formed. No
moment of time , while on duty , is
their own. As to remuneration , no
ono who labors merely for
wages , is worthy his station ; yet wages
are necessary , biit I am sorry to say , are
not in the least justifiable or even encour
aging for either man or woman to make
the sacrifices that are absolutely neces
sary to make the position a "profession. "
There should bo n standard of wages ,
regulated by the general assembly of each
state , as an'object to urge those engaged
in the work to do good , to minister to the investigate the ills and alleviate
the sorrows ot suffering humanity. The
nlllictions with which attendants have to
elo pre-sent motives to exercise all the
better feelings of their natures. They are
called upon to persuade the obstinate ,
cheer the gloomy , console the disconso-
lute , culm the excitedbind up the broken
heart , anel aiel in calling homo the lost
anel wandering faculties of the human
mind. There is no field of labor throughout -
out the state where rests more responsi
bility and requires more sacrifice to bu
made and more perseverance to endure
than ele > es tlu position of an attendant in
the hospitals for insane.
hy the United Rtitca Oorcrntniint.
Endorsed liv tlio lie&Udnt the Orcat Uulvi-rrltlat
anil J'ubllc f'ood Anulr'UaiTtiemroDKuat.rureat ,
and muitllualthtul. Dr. I'rlco'B tlio milllulilo :
J'owder that ilwa not contain Ammonia , Mmoo-
,1im. Dr. 1'rlce's KJtrnctH , Vanilla , I , 'mon. etc
urdollciuualy. I'JUClilJAKiyo I'OWHKUCO.
crue'.VUlro.H : ; rnUlcilctU
. ruMcombln d. Uuftrantrcdtho
emj una In tlio vroilUirrntritluz
ACuntliiuoits J'trctrta if Jfncnrrij
ourrrnf. BtuntlUcI'owtrfui , Uui&Mu ,
f'omforuMs anU tllecilTe , ATOlit Irnu-lt.
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